Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Life After Death Star

In this new Star Wars sequel they're pushing
You can view the unique Peter Cushing
With select, cut and paste
And execrable taste
The crew give his features a smooshing.

David Cairns

Peter Cushing first portrayed Grand Moff Tarkin in Star Wars. The actor died in 1994. For Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (Gareth Edwards; 2016), ghoulish CGI technicians grafted the late Cushing's features onto another actor. In this case, special effects equals grave robbing and reanimating a corpse. At Disney, dollars outweigh dignity. With our repurposing of stills and screengrabs, LimerWrecks itself is a site on the slippery slope of digital transgression. Here's a New York Times article on the issue.

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